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hile recently browsing an antique shop in Flat Rock, North Carolina, I picked up an issue of Arts & Decoration magazine, circa March 1927. Charmed by its vintage photographs and retro appeal, I took it home to study its content. What insightful words of design wisdom I discovered in its pages. A few to take note of, and for us design devotees to keep in mind...
On Gardens: “Gardens, like everything else in the world, should be made with imagination as well as knowledge. There must seem leisure in the loveliness—and permanency. In short, beauty of a garden lies in looking lived in, by dreams at least.” On Room Composition: “It is one thing to be able to make up a pretty color scheme and quite a different matter to bring all the diverse elements of a room together in such fashion as to make a beautiful composition. People live in these compositions; move about in them. Therefore, they must of necessity be as sound in their structural composition as a group of sculpture and as lovely in their color choice and arrangement as is the work of the painter upon canvas.” On Architecture: “As American dwellings are built better, more permanently and more beautifully, they will be regarded less as real estate and more as homes, and with that change in attitude, the status of the home as the nucleus of society will approach more closely the older American tradition.”
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Created from a series of interconnected geometric shapes with metallic-finished cores, Gabriel Kakon and Scott Richler’s Welles light fixture is a welcome addition to the brothers’ exclusive line of furnishings. Since launching their namesake collection, Gabriel Scott, last year, the architects-turned-designers’ chic set has rapidly expanded—with plans to introduce a similar piece in the form of a sconce—and there are no signs of slowing down. “Our intention was to offer a flexible lighting system that gives decorators a maximum amount of possibilities,” notes Richler. gabriel-scott.com
HIGH PROFILE This season, Alexandria’s Lee Design & Interiors expands its inventory of luxury architectural fittings and unique treasures with the introduction of Waterworks’ celebrated selection of kitchen and bath hardware and Christopher Guy’s iconic furnishings. “While completely different in scope, both companies are design powerhouses,” says Vice President Joshua Lee, “and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring them into the showroom.” Shown here, the Obsidian chandelier from Viz Glass is just a glimpse of the tony offerings that are currently available. leedesignandinteriors.com
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Since its September opening, Nest 301 has infused the North Bethesda Market with a healthy dose of luxury style. Conceived by local designer Steve Corbeille and his longtime client Mauro Gibellini, the posh shop presents a captivating register of brands to the public that are usually only accessible to design professionals. “Our idea was to create a store that transcends the lines between the retail world and the interior designer’s domain,” says Corbeille. Host to an exquisite array of lighting, furnishings, textiles and artwork—from local, national and international talent—Nest 301 also offers personalized decorating services. nest301.com
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Pompanoosuc Mills’ Alexandria outpost provides enduring inspiration to the Washington, D.C., design realm. The family-run company—which has been creating solid hardwood and upholstered furniture in its Vermont workshop for over 40 years—recently released a brilliant assemblage of interior elements that reflect its storied heritage. “Over the years we’ve cultivated an incredible set of timeless designs,” notes showroom manager Robert Wilhite. “We’ve also developed an unparalleled experience creating items that solve a myriad of spatial challenges in the home and office.” Offering fully customizable options in materials like reclaimed redwood, bird’seye maple and quilted walnut, “each piece is truly one-of-a-kind.” pompy.com
According to Alexandria-based interior designer Stuart Nordin, opening her eponymous boutique was a lifelong dream. Since stumbling upon the space—which happened to be down the street from the house she grew up in—just one year ago, she has cultivated a charming collection of distinct curiosities, local art and accents from a wide range of exclusive brands. This fall, Nordin says she is looking forward to introducing Sferra Linens to her stylish repertoire as well as the latest décor from Bunny Williams’ BeeLine Home collection. stuartnordin.com
Luxe sits down down with interior designer Stuart Nordin, owner of Alexandria’s Stuart Nordin Home & Design, to discuss life’s influences.
What inspired you to begin a career in design? I have always been captivated by architecture, art and design; there was nothing else I could have done professionally that would have fulfilled me the way working as an interior designer does. How has traveling helped shape your design aesthetic? I have always loved antiquing and buying unique pieces on trips abroad. From Brazil to Maine, my travels are a major source of inspiration. Who are some of your personal design icons? Frances Elkins for her exquisite taste for classic, timeless and livable beauty, and Bunny Williams for the artfully curated yet balanced spaces she creates. What influences you on a daily basis? The collaborative fashion in which I work has created friendships between many of my clients and myself; these unexpected relationships inspire me each day.
The raw quality and natural allure of Machu Picchu inspired designer Jiun Ho to create his latest furniture collection entitled Jiun Ho IV, a collaborative effort with Peruvian-born textile designer Sandra Jordan. Part of the new line is the Chinchero bench, shown, enveloped in Jordan’s olive-hued Prima Alpaca fabric—a luxurious fiber that was historically implemented by Incan royalty and evokes the ancient heritage of the Andean culture. According to Ho, the bench, which is bestowed with a framework of robust steel, “reflects the magical essence of the royal estate built with eternity in mind.” jiunhodejia.com 076 L U X E I N T E R I O R S
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For Falls Church native Kelly Thompson, the design maven behind Pearson Square’s Stylish Patina, the skill of successfully blending vintage and modern furnishings comes second nature yet her concept for the shop was four years in the making. “When working with the old and new, it’s about striking that perfect balance,” says Thompson, who also offers interior design and event styling services. With a focus on “clean lines and thoughtfully edited vignettes,” Thompson’s ideal setting is “refined, beautiful and bestowed with meaning.” stylishpatina.com
COLOR CORRECTED Italian design house Poltrona Frau recently unveiled 11 new sumptuously appointed furniture lines, all of which were inspired by the rich history of luxury automobile and aviation models. Roberto Lazzeroni’s Montera chair is a two-tone design—shown here in camel and turquoise leathers—set atop a rich wengestained ash wood base. Available in a vibrant amalgam of colorways, Montera embodies a sophisticated silhouette, which Lazzeroni achieved via an ardent focus on lightness of form. poltronafrau.com
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Situated in the historic neighborhood of Old Town Alexandria, Victoria at Home is a boutique-style haven for classic furnishings, exclusive accessories and original art. Born from the creative vision of interior designer Victoria Sanchez, the shop is bursting with a unique array of distinctive pieces from nationally acclaimed brands the likes of Vanguard Furniture and Hickory White, as well as regional companies such as Richmond-based Dana Gibson. “I’ve always loved collecting artwork and antiques,” notes Sanchez, who is in the midst of fabricating her own line of pillows and textiles embellished with vintage trims. “My vision for the store was to offer items that I personally would use to design my dream house.” victoriasanchezinteriors.com
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TABLE TALK Entertaining is the perfect occasion to tell a visual story, and with the table as protagonist, every piece that graces it also plays a supporting role. The deep coral and magentas of a Manuel Canovas fabric captured New York-based designer Eileen Kathryn Boyd and inspired her own narrative. A cast of tabletop accoutrements in lustrous finishes and rich jewel tones followed suit...
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“I find that many of my clients are attracted to the idea of using color but are fearful in applying it,” Boyd says. “Tabletop is a great way to have fun and experiment with interesting combinations.” The designer chose Anna Weatherley’s goldrimmed charger for its amethyst color and her scalloped white dinner plate for its bright note; the hand-painted Jaune de Chrome dessert dish serves as a complement to both, and the leopard-print Norbar fabric neutralizes the color scheme. Boyd layered Rogaska crystal throughout the smoky purple dining room and added delicate Hermès flatware as jewelry for the table—a play on the literal reference she made with an agate bracelet as a napkin ring. Alongside the fireplace, they make an inviting space even cozier in time for a fabulous fall get together. Placemats, Bagatelle in Violine; manuelcanovas.com. Leopard Napkins, Corona Stone 6002; norbarfabrics.com. Lavender Chargers and Simply Anna Dinner Plates, Anna Weatherley; devinecorp.net. Cream Scale Gold Finition Dessert Plates, Jaune de Chrome; devinecorp.net. Festival Napkins in Tin; sferra.com. Attelage Flatware; hermes.com. Adria Wine Glasses, Prague Candleholders, Bakhos Ice Bucket, and St. Tropez Glasses and Decanter; rogaskausa.com. Table Runner, Topaz TZA226, Omexco; romo.com. Montgomery Wine Cooler; ralphlaurenhome.com. Regent Crystal Votives; baccarat.com. Imogen Tangerine Box; julianchichester.com.
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FERNAND LÉGER’S ENDURING ART PIECE DEPICTING ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN LIFE INSPIRES AN EXHIBITION ON THE MODERN METROPOLIS.
o many modern artists expressed their world through their experience of the street and the changes they were observing in the urban fabric. The modern metropolis was the central symbolic site of modernity. Léger: Modern Art and The Metropolis—the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition on the metropolis and the exchanges of influence between Fernand Léger and the artists, architects, filmmakers and poets
of the 1920s international avant-garde in Paris—makes its debut this fall. Running from October through January, the exhibition was inspired by The City (shown here), a formative work in 20th-century art, and one of the core masterpieces in the museum’s collection. “We wanted to focus on the metropolis to show how current modern art’s engagement with the world can be for today’s city dwellers,” notes exhibit curator Anna Vallye. “What’s so remarkable is that the city Léger painted almost 100 years ago is still completely familiar to us today. Of course, cities have changed since then, but there is also something profoundly enduring about Léger’s vision.” philamuseum.org
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WITH A NEW BOOK CHRONICLING THE RESTORATION OF HIS FRENCH CHÂTEAU AND AN UPCOMING TABLEWARE LINE FOR ROYAL LIMOGES, L.A. DESIGNER TIM CORRIGAN STILL FINDS TIME FOR A LITTLE JOIE DE VIVRE.
IN YOUR NEW BOOK, AN INVITATION TO CHÂTEAU DU GRAND-LUCÉ... Many people think
that classic design is outdated and uncomfortable and I wanted to show that nothing could be further from the truth. Design is a pendulum and while it swings from trend to trend, it always returns to the classical because there is an innate sense of security in it. It is more forgiving, as it accepts that daily accoutrements are a part of our living spaces.
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None of what I do is too studied. I think a flea market treasure can be mixed in with an 18th-century console and you get to appreciate each of them more because of their relationship to one another. Who wants to live in a room that whispers, “Look, but don’t touch?”
It is important to make them feel as if they are in their own home. I always leave flowers, freshly baked goodies, magazines or books I think they will enjoy and a scented candle in their room to welcome them.
ARCHITECTURAL WHY UNDERTAKE SUCH A PAINSTAKING RESTORATION?
I love the secrets that you find in the stones of old buildings and the challenge of taking something that was designed for a different way of life and subtly transforming it for the way we live today. FURNISHING THE CHATEAU…
Was a real labor of love and I used an approach that I would advise anyone to: Buy what you love and it will somehow find its proper place. Clockwise from top: Corrigan’s French estate; Macassar Ebony & Ostrich Egg lamp by TC Home; a seating area of the master bedroom featured in An Invitation to Château du Grand-Lucé; an antique brass fire screen; the designer in his Loire Valley home.
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me, Southern California is all about comfort, casual living and self- expression, but there is just something about the French respect for culture, history and tradition that really resonates with me.
PERIOD: Mid-tolate 18th-century France was such a remarkable time for architecture, because it held the highest level of refinement of the French aesthetic, but it was tempered by the age of enlightenment. PAINT A PICTURE CTURE OF TIME SPENT AT YOUR PICTURESQUE CTURESQUE CHÂTEAU: It’s like going back
in time to when life was all much slower and people really had the time to be with each other. I can think of no other place in the world I would rather be when I am afforded the luxury of time.
CHÂTEAU EXTERIOR, PORTRAIT AND SITTING ROOM PHOTOS: ERIC PIASECKI. OSTRICH EGG LAMP PHOTO: CYNTHIA ROSE.
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ABC Carpet & Home debuts new mesmerizing colorways to its Aquasilk collection of painterly rugs inspired by the ocean. Handwoven of sari silk, the rugs get their watercolor effect from being overdyed with layers of translucent hues. abchome.com
The inspiration for the handknotted wool and bamboo silk Topo rug by Tufenkian Artisan Carpets began with a topographical image, but as it progressed, the vivid design became more abstract and the name was shortened. tufenkiancarpets.com
Cococozy lends its lifestyle expertise to floorcoverings with an illustrative line for Capel Rugs. Hand-knotted in a Tibetan weave using semiworsted wool and dynamic pigments, the series includes this fun yet sophisticated Loop rug. capelrugs.com
Taking its cues from the distinct craftsmanship and intricate patterns of Mughal latticeworks from the Indian courts of the 18th century, Stark’s latest Tibetan rug features an elaborate motif that beautifully repeats in wool and silk. starkcarpet.com
The majestic garments worn by women in India have been reimagined as Stephanie Odegard Collection’s Sari Lights series of rugs, handknotted on a wool ground using recycled and re-spun yarns from deconstructed saris. stephanieodegard.com
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and this year is no exception as the no-nonsense hue is fiercely represented on and off the runway. Color takes a back seat, while edgy silhouettes and sharp architectural frames— echoed within designer Vera Wang’s structural Hex Link Pendant, $11,500; nosanchuk.com
fall 2013 RTW collection—take center stage in home accents and fashion accessories. Black’s sleek persona continues to evolve, and this time around, it’s seriously amped up, punctuated
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Conjuring a woodsy, outdoor sensibility, hunter green has manifested into the neutral tone this
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fall. Projecting a masculine air, the inky-green hue marked its territory this season, effortlessly migrating from high-fashion threads to luxury décor. The powerful shade coyly made its way into Marc Jacobs’ fall 2013 line, and has morphed into becoming the sartorial shade du jour. With the interiors world bewitched by its boldness and the fashion devout falling for its luster, hunter green has emerged as
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HAUTE HUES Maxime Simoëns, Fall 2013 RTW; maximesimoens.com
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A color known for its regal reputation and ability to play well with others, it comes as no surprise that purple has captured the attention of both the fashion and design worlds. From full-bodied plum to resplendent amethyst, these sumptuous tones have deeply imbued the latest home collections met only by their sultry fashion counterparts, depicted here through the meticulous fall 2013 RTW collection of couture newcomer, and one to watch, Maxime Simoëns. AVF Charm Bowl, $388; avfhome.com
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Sofa Viena, $18,829; baltuscollection.com
Garendon in Breche, $24,000; jamblimited.com
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“Playing with both ends of the color spectrum is tricky, but this rug shows it can be done flawlessly. I love the 3-D illusion depicted through the vibrant hues.”
MANHATTANITE SHOSHANNA LONSTEIN GRUSS REVELS IN MIXING PUNCHY PATTERNS WITH SATURATED HUES, FROM HER FALL LINE. SHOSHANNA.COM
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When designer Cédric Ragot conceives an interior accent, such as this ombré rug he created for French atelier Roche Bobois, he perpetually aims to conjure a link between the functional and the conceptual. “Ponyo was actually one of my first forays into the art of rug design,” says Ragot, adding that he “endeavored to invite a harmonious blend of tones, which in turn, serve to warm up a room.” Featured here in a raspberry-centric scheme, the artfully devised floorcovering is handwoven from sumptuous New Zealand wool.
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This season, Kyle Bunting’s effervescent hide-on-hair pattern work collides with South Florida design studio Britto Charette’s penchant for Art Deco architecture. The result is this hourglass stool, which marks the duo’s first venture into the home accessories arena. “I like this piece as a single side table, but it works best when used in multiples,” says Bunting. “The juxtaposition of the warm and tactile hide against the opaque base’s smooth silhouette is nearly the perfect combination of materials and surfaces.”
“This stool’s concentric circles remind us of an age-old tree trunk. Overall, we adore the clean look, especially after a recent trip to Japan where home décor is pared down and streamlined.”
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+ To create the Sorenthia light fixture, Rhode Island-based designer Asher Dunn turned to the marvels of the ocean to find his muse. “I was intrigued by the crystalline nature of sea kelp when seen below the surface of water,” says Dunn, who took a cue from the arresting quality of light shining through the plant. Merging this organic component—by virtue of adjustable arms—with an industrial blend of steel and brass, Dunn introduces a luminous product destined to shine.
“Creating modern yet timeless pieces is the epitome of quality design. This chest resonates with my aesthetic as the use of wood and brass is both unexpected and appealing.” C H E S T
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In the early 1950s, celebrated Italian architect and furniture visionary Gio Ponti experimented with several models of this exquisite case good. Designated with the simple moniker Chest of Drawers, the time-honored design far exceeds its humble name. Bestowed with a robust elmwood body and an ivory-finished front, the midcenturystyle piece is accented with handles in elm, Italian walnut, mahogany and rosewood, all resting on lustrous brass feet.
What may appear to be a straightforward yet luxuriously appointed chair swathed in a graphite-hued velvet is anything but basic. This plush beauty, a piece from the newly launched Luxury in Motion collection by Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, is also a fully functioning recliner, silently extending at the push of a concealed upholstered button. “The graceful contours of this chair’s frame lend a sartorial element,” says creative director Phillip Jeffries. The jewelry-like Greek key motif at its base is the finishing touch to this well-tailored piece.
“While linear in form, this chair sits in motion. Timeless yet bold, I definitely can envision it in the bedroom of my Milan apartment. The Greek key detailing is an added bonus.”
SHOE DESIGNER EDMUNDO CASTILLO INTRODUCES INTRODUCE FLIRTY DETAILING TO UNEXPECTED SILHOUETTES IN HIS MOST RECENT COLLECTION, AS SEEN IN THE TEMIRA BOOTIE. EDMUNDOCASTILLO.COM
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+ This chic side table from Los Angeles design studio Randolph & Hein boasts a register of bold elements that would add a glamorous panache to any living room setting. Inspired by the arch of a wind-bent tree on the Southern California coastline, its sinuous silhouette is endowed with a striking mélange of ebonized maple juxtaposed with glossy Dutch metal, manifesting an elevated design aesthetic and a distinctive éclat.
“I’ve always loved the marriage of black and gold, and used the combination prevalently in my fall 2013 collection. This piece’s material mix and play on form are particularly elegant.”
THIS FALL, FASHION DESIGNER ERIN FETHERSTON DELIVERS A READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION THAT ELEGANTLY HIGHLIGHTS THE TIMELESS UNION OF BLACK AND GOLD. ERINFETHERSTON.COM
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Owner Adam Mahr established luxury goods and specialty shop A Mano with an entertaining spirit in mind. Set in Georgetown on Wisconsin Avenue, this quaint boutique is home to beautiful table linens, flatware, fine stemware and serving accoutrements galore. Mahr sought to create an inspiring space that would urge shoppers to linger about perusing its carefully edited inventory—much of which derives from his travels that span across the globe. amano.bz 2
Located on Florida Avenue is the sophisticated home furnishings brick and mortar And Beige. The Washington, D.C.-based store abounds with rich design inspiration thanks to such luxury brands as Hickory Chair, Oly Studio and Julian Chichester, just to name a few. Browse the eclectic showroom floor and take home an accent or furniture piece that embraces the beauty of a neutral palette. andbeige.com
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A FLORIDA AVENUE HOME DÉCOR SHOP TO AMAZING ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS FOUND DOWNTOWN, THIS IS BOUND TO BE A SHOPPING SOJOURN TO REMEMBER.
Crossing the threshold of The Brass Knob is akin to going back centuries, when the shop’s vast inventory of architectural antiques was on the brink of cutting-edge. From Colonial Revival and Georgian to Victorian rococo and Art Nouveau styles, The Brass Knob is a hub for antique and vintage hardware, lighting and furnishings dating back to the late 1800s. Stop in and explore the store’s unique collection of authentic architectural salvage. thebrassknob.com 4
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Built upon a love of all things fashion, Georgetown’s Urban Chic has become a style mainstay on Wisconsin Avenue, offering upscale clothing and tailored customer service. Husband-and-wife team Chris and Lindsay Buscher opened their flagship atelier in an effort to create a down-to-earth shopping experience teeming with the latest trends, classic taste and a welcoming environment, and soon added a second location in Baltimore’s bustling Harbor East neighborhood. urbanchiconline.com
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From its prestigious 16th Street address to the 96 exquisitely clad luxury rooms, The Jefferson hotel is steeped in rich D.C. history. Personifying an air of grace and sophistication, The Jefferson— named after Thomas Jefferson—is a Beaux Arts building originally designed by French architect Jules Henri de Sibour. Bask under the stunning 1920s skylight at the hotel’s Greenhouse restaurant for brunch, high tea and inspired delights courtesy Executive Chef Chris Jakubiec. jeffersondc.com 2
A rather unlikely restaurant now resides in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood with the South American-infused Del Campo. Dreamed to life by chef Victor Albisu, this rustic-chic dining outpost is serving up some serious Latin American flavor with its extensive wine-centric menu. From smoked tomatoes and grilled bone marrow to a vast selection of Argentinian vinos, there is no shortage of delicious to be uncovered. delcampodc.com
history chart. MAKE YOUR TOUR OF THE NATION’S CAPITAL ONE TO REMEMBER WITH A GASTRONOMIC ANOMALY ON G STREET, A GLIMPSE INTO THE ROARING 20S ON HISTORIC 16 TH STREET
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Nusta Spa in downtown D.C. is the place for organic body and face treatments that infuse both beauty and nature into every intriguing service. Set in an expansive 5,000-square-foot space, the spa’s high-performance eco-efficient interiors have garnered some serious design cred. Achieving a LEED Gold certification, Nusta Spa exudes both beauty and brains— expressed through its environmental responsibility. nustaspa.com 4
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Washingtonians brace yourself: Two seemingly opposite food groups appear to have had a head-on collision at G Street’s Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken. Yes, you heard right, artisanal doughnuts are artfully presented (think crème brûlée, pb&j and salted caramel) alongside buttermilk fried chicken, all handmade by chef Jason Gehring. We can’t wait to get a taste of this delicious whimsy conveyed in two iconic comfort foods. astrodoughnuts.com
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As a creative, I’m inspired by so many artistic mediums—from painting, drawing and sculpture to textiles and even an affinity for vintage jewels. I strive to be adventurous in my work and my approach to convey it, never identifying with any singular style or technique. All of my work is composed in my Capitol Hill studio, and I’m excited to announce that my jewelry can now be found at Barneys New York. juliewolfedesign.com 2
Nothing beats a good night of gallery hopping out on the town. My usual suspects are Hemphill Fine Arts, G Fine Art, Connersmith and Heiner Contemporary. Though they are all inspiring, I’m always drawn to the contemporary works found at Heiner. The chic black exterior flecked with an entrancing hot pink door beckons from the street. Once inside, the stark white walls are filled with colorful masterpieces. It’s a perfect place to gain mounds of inspiration! heinercontemporary.com
ARTIST, JEWELRY DESIGNER AND FEARLESS CREATIVE JULIE WOLFE DISHES ON HER FAVORITE FALL PERFORMANCES, GALLERY HOPPING ACROSS TOWN AND WHERE TO SCORE THE SEASON’S CHICEST THREADS.
A major indulgence of mine is going to the theater, specifically at the Woolley Mammoth Theatre Company and Studio Theatre. I just love the energy found in D.C.’s creative district; there’s a resounding buzz in the air that sets you itching to see the latest production. Both theatres are slated to have thrilling plays and musicals this fall. I’m looking forward to seeing You For Me For You at the Mammoth. woollymammoth.net; studiotheatre.org 4
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Once the crispness of fall sets in, it’s time for me to browse the latest Dries Van Noten collection at Georgetown’s Relish boutique. My routine is to grab lunch at Leopold’s to avoid any blood sugar drops and then shop the day away, which is easily done in the presence of Jil Sander, Marni and Balenciaga. Every piece I buy from Relish is one that I will continue to wear time and again. relishdc.com
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design dialogue. intimate conversations with a shop owner steeped in history, an artist whose passion is linked to her past and a talented designer inspired by nature.
“Everything inspires me,” says designer Darryl Carter, here in his eponymous showroom in Washington, D.C. “I look out the window, I see trees swaying in the wind, and I find a textile pattern.” Opposite: The living room of Carter’s D.C. home exudes the designer’s collected aesthetic.
PORTRAIT: GREG POWERS. OPPOSITE: GORDON BEALL. TOP RIGHT: THE URBAN ELECTRIC CO.
“I’m a bit of a rebel and rather prone to taking on overwhelming challenges,” designer and Washington, D.C., native Darryl Carter playfully confides. No doubt this joie de vivre is the impetus behind Carter’s eponymous home décor boutique and design studio, which he recently opened in a historic building and
Named after one of Carter’s favorite landmark apartment buildings in D.C., the designer’s Carlyn single pendant for The Urban Electric Co. is shown in a bronze finish.
carriage house in the Shaw district. The shop, with its exposed pre-Civil War bricks and timber beams, meanders like a house museum. “It’s thick with the history of the city,” says Carter, who raided his own warehouses of architectural salvage to renovate the structure. “I used what took me years to accumulate. The showroom truly expresses my design DNA.” Indeed, the carefully curated merchandise reflects Carter’s signature style: spare, sophisticated and soulful. In addition to his proprietary furnishing lines, the Darryl Carter showroom carries an eclectic collection of global antiques and handcrafted items, the latter by local artisans. “I’ve always had the heart of an artist,” says Carter. “From historically driven projects to reinventing found furniture pieces, I always try to bridge the modern with the antique.” darrylcarter.com; 202.234.5926
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DARRYL CARTER I LOVE WHAT I DO BECAUSE…
I’m a person who gets great satisfaction out of creating things. It’s not uncommon for me, in the middle of the night, to take a sketchpad and add to the volumes of inspiration concepts that I tend to embrace at any given moment. CURRENT PROJECTS:
Right now, I’m working on a PBS series, and am in the midst of developing a number of home product lines. DESIGN ICONS:
A few examples of what I think were so inspired for their moment in time are the Connecticut residence of fashion designer Bill Blass, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the staircase at the Nathaniel Russell House Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. A WELL-DESIGNED HOME IS…
Welcoming, unpretentious and void of superfluous bells and whistles. If you have a great view and privacy, skip the window cover. COVETED ITEM:
A spherical glass table clock. I love the mechanics of things; seeing how they work. LUXE INTERIORS
Artist Maya Freelon Asante sits in her Baltimore studio, where works—including a tissue ink monoprint, Rejoice & Be Glad In It—are on view. Opposite: Asante would love to work with Sam Gilliam, whose vibrant paintings were recently at the David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles.
PORTRAIT: GREG POWERS. OPPOSITE: COURTESY DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY; FREDRIK NILSEN. TOP RIGHT: COURTESY MAYA FREELON ASANTE.
Most people see a water stain and wonder how to get rid of it. Artist Maya Freelon Asante spied a stack of tissue papers marked by water in her grandmother’s basement and an art form was born. “A dried coffee spill on
By mounting this particular project— Spectra, a tissue ink monoprint—onto a potter’s wheel, Asante captured the chaotic movement of water and color blending on a spinning surface.
a napkin that has left a perfect ring; that’s beautiful to me,” says Asante, who uses high-quality tissue paper—the everyday variety doesn’t bleed—to create quilt-like works such as the three-story installation that hangs in the United States Embassy in Madagascar. With Asante’s enviable gene pool, including Grammy-nominated jazz great Nnenna Freelon and award-winning architect Philip Freelon, it is no wonder that creativity runs through her veins. “I grew up enveloped by the arts and discovered both my heritage and my passion at the same time,” she says. Asante, whose work can be seen at Morton Fine Art and who counts story quilt painter Faith Ringgold as a mentor, loves pushing the boundaries of materials and using them in new ways. “I often find myself improvising with color, light and shape,” she says, “kind of like the way a jazz musician scats on a solo.” mayafreelon.com
FA M I LY H E R I TA G E
MAYA FREELON ASANTE WORK APPROACH:
I believe that artwork should bring more peace and joy to the world. DREAM COLLABORATION:
Sam Gilliam, a brilliant color field painter. Our styles are similar in that we both love working with color abstractly and on a larger scale. LOCAL HOT SPOT:
Morton Fine Art; the owner and chief curator, Amy Morton, has a keen eye for art and design and knows how to make them flow seamlessly. CURRENT PROJECTS:
I just finished Scattered to the Wind, and I’m working on a multimedia theater project called The Clothesline Muse. FANTASY DINNER PARTY GUESTS:
I’d invite all the artists in my family to talk about the creativity that has been passed down across generations. My great-grandfather Allan Randall Freelon Sr. was a painter, photographer and printmaker, and my greatgreat-uncle Erwin Goodwin traveled as a valet to England. We still have his journal entries and pressed flowers. LUXE INTERIORS
“I have a love for creating different textures and finishes,” says David Iatesta—founder, designer and creative director of his namesake firm—in his Stevensville studio. Opposite: Joe Niermann, whose outdoor furniture collection is shown, has been an influential figure in Iatesta’s life.
PORTRAIT: KEVIN ALLEN. OPPOSITE: ERIK JOHNSON. TOP RIGHT: STEVE BUCHANAN.
With clients ranging from Oprah Winfrey to the Saudi royal family and commissions from the Four Seasons to the Fred W. Smith National Library, designer David Iatesta bridges the gap between styles. When it comes to furnishings, he also toes the line between traditional and modern. “I combine elements from both traditional and contemporary pieces to create a timeless
Based on the design of an 18th-century Swedish cabinet, Iatesta’s Weatherly commode is a prime example of his work and features three large drawers with layers of distress and patina.
product line,” he says. Drawing from his background in antique restoration, Iatesta creates heirloom-quality furniture, accessories and lighting with the approach of an old-world craftsman and the eye of a modern master. With a 15-year business and 40 artisans operating out of his Stevensville studio, Iatesta’s design empire encompasses a 350-piece-and-growing collection sold to the trade in showrooms throughout the country. Using nature as his go-to inspiration, Iatesta says his strength lies in visualizing something that doesn’t exist. Case in point: the Fiore chandelier. “I was walking in the woods, saw this beautiful branch and visualized it as a chandelier,” he says, bridging yet another gap between what is and what can be. davidiatesta.com; 410.604.0360
BETWEEN THE LINES
DAVID IATESTA WHAT’S INSPIRING YOU NOW?
Textiles from nettle+fin. Their designs are taken directly from nature, and we are using their fabrics on some of our upholstered pieces. MOST SUCCESSFUL PIECE:
The Scalloped Tole chandelier was my first and most popular lighting product to date. It’s so versatile and works in almost any environment. GREATEST INFLUENCES:
My parents, Mother Nature, and designers Frank Babb Randolph and Joe Niermann; I was the creative director of Niermann Weeks for a number of years and Joe was such a major influence. RECENT ENDEAVOR:
Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of painting. I’ve dabbled in art before, but it’s really coming to the surface now. CARTE BLANCHE COMMISSION:
I would design and build a glass house in the woods surrounded by mossy plantings and overlooking the water.
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HOME PLATE IN THIS CONNECTICUT HOME, THE MARRIAGE OF NATURAL LIGHT, AN O PEN LA YOUT A ND A PE RFE C T LY DI SPLAYED T ABL EW ARE COLLECTION MAKES FOR A NOSTALGIA-INDUCING KITCHEN.
etting out to renovate the kitchen of their cottage-style home in New Canaan, Connecticut, a couple didn’t have to search too far for their muse. With Dutch and Belgian heritages, respectively, the husband and wife instinctively harked back to the enchanting
aesthetics for which their native lands are revered. “We wanted to make sure that we retained a very cozy, vintage European vibe, like that of an old bakery, for instance,” homeowner and designer Tessa Neleman-Pimontel explains. Another check off their wish list was to keep the space open (notice the pared down cabinetry; the simple ceramic subway tiling by the Bertazonni hood and stove; uninterrupted counter space), organized and flooded with light while retaining a sense of genuineness. “This kitchen adds an instant feeling of authenticity to our home,” she says. “It works out well as an open space time together. Every afternoon, the low-setting sun pours in, which adds to the whole mood we were aiming to capture.”
We were lucky to find the elements needed to achieve the style we had in mind all along of European elegance with an artistic bohemian flair. TESSA NELEMAN-PIMONTEL, ECHO AND MERCER
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DISPLAY TYPE Opting for limited upper cabinetry, the Nelemans had to search for alternative answers to de rigueur storage questions. “The idea of the hutch was always in our minds, but it only came to fruition after we found the right pieces,” Tessa notes. “Nearing the final stages of the renovation, we took a trip to Mexico. We knew what we were looking for, but were very surprised when we found it in an old hardware store. We fell in love with the huge hutch and bought it right there and then.” To balance the rustic nature of the towering case, the homeowners kept it simple. “We like white as a base, but there are many touches of Delft and even Guatemalan earthenware in the mix. The key is to make sure that whatever is visible is positioned well (handles all turned the same direction, everything evenly spaced) and to edit, edit, edit. Keep only what you really need and use often.” For additional visual variety, they encircled the antique Swedish farm table with steel bistro chairs from Vagabond Vintage in Atlanta.
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SCENE STEALER A LOS ANGELES DESIGNER PLUCKS HER STYLE CUES FROM THE SILVER SCREEN, RESULTING IN A DRAMATIC BATHROOM AND CLOSET SUITE TAILORED TO SHINE.
hen a designer approaches a master bathroom suite with two specific inspirations in mind—the Ritz Paris (pre-renovation) and Carrie Bradshaw’s closet from the original
Sex and the City movie—the result is destined to be laden with glitz and theatricality. Such is the case for this opulent space that Estee Stanley dreamt up for a Beverly Hills client. “I wanted to make
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sure that my client used every square inch of her home, and that each space met her needs and represented who she was,” Stanley says. The resulting bathroom is a study in simple elegance, and the impact of letting just a few statement pieces have their moment in the spotlight: a sinuous freestanding Waterworks tub entices a leisurely soak; dreamy draperies in a blush tone coyly flirt with a coquettish portrait of Marilyn Monroe; two-tone marble floors are striking yet feel as if they’ve always been there; and finally, the crown jewel of the room, a polyhedron chandelier Stanley sourced from JF Chen in Los Angeles that would get the most pragmatic person’s pulse racing.
A luxurious bathroom always needs enough room for two people and beautiful materials such as marble and stone. It should feel as if you’re in a grand hotel. ESTEE STANLEY, ESTEE STANLEY DESIGN
CLOTHES QUARTERS What’s a designer to do when a client’s existing closet space simply isn’t sufficient for their wardrobe? Well, you relocate the master bedroom and transform the remaining space into a dressing room fit for a Rodeo Drive boutique, of course. “I like to think of closets as a fun playroom for women, so I try to make them big enough where you can have friends come over, hang out and play dress up,” Stanley says. “This typically calls for a seating area.” The designer brought in a custom chaise that offers her client (and her client’s fortunate guests) a place to sit and ponder the day’s sartorial decisions, while an antique rug from Lawrence of La Brea complements sleek custom cabinetry. “This is one of my favorite designs I’ve done,” Stanley says. “It’s every woman’s dream.”
PHOTO: NICK JOHNSON.
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FOR THE BATH 1) PuraVida 120-Air 1-Jet Handshower, Hansgrohe, $128; hansgrohe-usa.com. 2) Steel Polyhedron Pendant Medium, Restoration Hardware, $595; restorationhardware.com. 3) Emmy Small Tray, Arteriors, $370; arteriors.com. 4) Asscher Soap Dispenser, Waterworks, $90; waterworks.com. 5) Diva Stool by Azadeh Shladovsky, price upon request; jeandemerry.com. 6) Telangana Patterned Bone Boxes, $155 for set; zhush.com. 7) Gelsomino Nobile Leather Purse Spray, Acqua di Parma, $153; bloomingdales.com. 8) Luxury Beech Wood Bath Brush, Kent Brushes, $80; westcoastshaving.com 9) Iris Bench, Rose Tarlow Melrose House, $5,880; rosetarlowmelrosehouse.com. 10) Celine Bathtub, $12,296, Devon&Devon; devon-devon.com. 11) Stonegate Robe Hook, price upon request, Baldwin Hardware; baldwinhardware.com. 12) Round Thermostatic Trim Plate with Handle in Antique Brass Finish, Newport Brass, price upon request; newportbrass.com. 13) Mediterranean Bath Sheets, Coyuchi, $76; coyuchi.com. 14) Un Air De Diptyque Electronic Diffuser, Diptyque, $350; diptyqueparis.com.
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ENTRÉZ-VOUS INTERIOR DESIGNER JOE LUCAS WORKED HIS DESIGN MAGIC, CREATING A GRAPHIC GALLERY WALL WITH PAPERS ENVISIONED AS WORKS OF ART.
Los Angeles designer and one half of Harbinger LA, Joe Lucas created an entryway to remember using the sleekest fall wallcoverings. A “sucker for a salon-style wall,” Lucas began his dynamic scene with artist Sharon Lee’s debut line as his anchor. “The chic gray-and-saffron combo of Lee’s Chrysanthemum design caught my eye instantly,” he says. Building from there, Lucas approached many of the papers as he would art. “Kelly Wearstler’s provocative new Crescent design is a recent obsession, so it needed to be framed. And the sculptural Weitzner paper lent itself to being floated in an acrylic box, earning the focal point position in the space.” From a Holland & Sherry-clad flowerpot and a Wearstler-wrapped lampshade to an Innovationsupholstered stool, Lucas reveals that wallpaper knows no boundaries.
Clockwise from top right: Channels in Ebony/Ivory, Groundworks; leejofa.com. Studs & Stripes in Yellow on Graphite Manila Hemp; phillipjeffries.com. Groove-V Out of Sight Type II Vinyl in Green-eyed Monster; mayaromanoff.com. Troubadour in Metallic on Peacock Blue; thibautdesign.com. Opposite, clockwise from bottom left: Lochwood by Nina Campbell; osborneandlittle.com. Chrysanthemum in French Grey, Sharon Lee Studio; harbingerla.com. Kyle SX7775; yorkwall.com. Crescent in Ebony/Gold and Feline in Grey/Black, Groundworks; leejofa.com. Vinyl Mirror Mirror in Bronze Beauty; phillipjeffries.com. Cumulus in Coconut Shell; weitznerlimited.com. Arabesque in Chartreuse, Crezana Design; johnrosselliassociates.com. Mockado WP1027, Grenfell WP1040 and Grenfell WP1042, Holland & Sherry; harbingerla.com. St. Tropez in Nickele; innovationsusa.com.
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“There are so many incredible collections out there now that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to not wallpaper every inch of each project, and I couldn’t be happier for this material’s intrepid comeback.”
SARA RUFFIN COSTELLO
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Naturally lured by wallcoverings that possess an assured straight-lined disposition, interiors devotee Sara Ruffin Costello unexpectedly found herself swept away by the season’s more abstract offerings. “I was drawn to patterns that appear out of focus; especially those peachy, warm tones,” she explains. “They feel less expectant than chevron or stripes (which I love) that continue to pop up each year.” After reveling in a veritable trove of papers, Costello sought to create a sunburst, turning to London-based moldings manufacturer Solomon & Wu for a bit of architectural encouragement. “The plaster moldings were a structured counterbalance to the loose, dreamy quality of the papers, and the dynamic sunburst shape has an artistic character to it, like a patterned color wheel.”
S U N B U R S T A N D P O R T R A I T : PA U L C O S T E L L O .
“There are no rules when it comes to wallpaper. It’s intuitive. When using a lot of papers, I strive for a strong whole-house narrative, picking up colors and themes from room to room.”
Clockwise from top left: Nymphaea MET 60095; wolfgordon.com. Heze 002; troveline.com. Saraille in Grape; designersguild.com. Vapour in Cloud; designtex.com. Contemporary II 69/1103; cole-and-son.com. Opposite, clockwise from top left: Eden in Verbena; romoblack. com. Nicchie 97/11035; cole-and-son.com. Cloud Petals in Pale Pink; brettdesignwallpaper.com. Kew in Amaranth; romoblack.com. Akita Vinyl in Mitsu Smoke; zoffany.com. 26-22106, Carl Robinson thru Sonia’s Place; 212.355.5211. Demeter Stripe in Tumeris/Pebble/ Magenta, Harlequin; zoffany.com. Moldings: Linear Architrave; solomonandwu.com
CASE STUDY GEOMETRICS AND BOLD PRINTS WERE THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THIS SOPHISTICATEDLY CLAD BOOKCASE ORNAMENTED BY INTERIOR DESIGNER PHILIP GORRIVAN.
“There is so much to be excited about when it comes to wallpaper,” exclaims New York-based interior designer Philip Gorrivan, who’s heralded his longstanding love affair with the material throughout his design career. His studious composition began with an unadorned bookcase that, according to the designer, left much to be desired. Presented with the latest lines, Gorrivan cloaked the back of the shelves with a subtle yet striking Farrow & Ball stripe and developed groupings of covered books in stylized vignettes, each layer telling its own story. “Dedar’s new boldly hued geometrics alongside Clarke & Clarke’s punchy floral patterns
“I tend to gravitate toward geometrics or patterns that aren’t so directional. I love products that are fearlessly gutsy. It’s fun to create a little tension in a space by introducing a wallpaper that appears to completely break all the rules.”
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3201 New Mexico Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20007 202.905.7762 (office) 202.905.7762 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org nancyitteilag.com An award-winning real estate professional with more than 27 years of experience, Nancy Itteilag continues to lead the field with her innovative work. With an innate desire to help others, Itteilag has ideas about making a world—starting with “a think globally act locally” philosophy. “The most important sale I ever made was 3206 Grace Street, the future home of Dog Tag Bakery, which will employ and train wounded warriors,” says Itteilag. The bakery, a charming two-story, stand-alone building, will act as a professional and educational haven for wounded veterans and their spouses. Collaborating with a topnotch team of real estate professionals at Long & Real Estate, Inc., Itteilag brings her humanitarian spirit and passion for interacting and helping people to her clients, her industry and her city.
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What led you to your profession? Friends in the Foreign Service from my days at the State Department and IBM often consulted me for help in finding homes upon their return to Washington from abroad.
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What was the best advice you received and from whom? Always give 150 percent to everything you do—as my parents did in their careers, great role models. They were out the door at 6am everyday on their way to work, and so am I.
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A once in a lifetime opportunity to own an in-town estate in Wesley Heights, one of Washington, DCâ€™s premiere neighborhoods located just minutes from historic Georgetown. This unparalleled residence is replete with every upgrade imaginable; including an elegant three story guest house, and stunning views of the outdoors. 4400 Garfield Street NW, Washington DC PRICE: $7,500,000 | SQUARE FEET: 13,100 (12,000 livable) BEDROOMS: 9 | BATHROOMS: 10.5 | MLS: DC8111082
Dog Tag Bakery will employ and educate veterans in efforts to re-assimilate them into civilian life with job and educational opportunities. Veterans will learn basic business and management skills in the bakery while simultaneously pursuing a tailored course of study on entrepreneurship at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. 3206 Grace Street NW, Washington DC PRICE: $2,800,000 (Just Sold!) | SQUARE FEET: over 4,200
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This extraordinary gated estate is on 6.71 acres with a 1-acre pond. Enjoy 14,300 square feet of luxury living on 4 finished levels. Features include: new deluxe kitchen with double-granite islands, new Pella windows and doors, new master bath and new roof. A beautiful 1,350-square-foot deck and 1,000-square-foot slate patio are perfect for entertaining. 7518 Clifton Road, Clifton, VA PRICE: $3,450,000 | BEDROOMS: 7 | BATHROOMS: 10
You must see this estate to believe it. Its magnificent design conjures images of European splendor, marked by beautiful arches and huge Palladian windows. The exterior plaza and main-level terrace overlook a resort-style pool with an outdoor lounge pavilion. This will exceed any of your dreams. 2180 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, VA PRICE: $2,975,000 | BEDROOMS: 5 | BATHROOMS: 6.5
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Impressive all-brick Colonial estate brimming with park-like settings and luxurious interior touches. Grand formals; family room with cathedral ceilings; main-level master suite; floating resin tub; wet bar and exercise room with sauna. 13633 Gilbride Lane, Clarksville, Maryland PRICE: $1,500,000 | SQUARE FEET: 6,941 | BEDROOMS: 6 BATHROOMS: 6 full and 2 half baths | MLS: HW8136873
Nestled on 5.29 acres! Oak hardwood floors; arched entries; grand formals; 2-story great room with gas fireplace; main-level master suite with luxury bath; wine cellar; billiard and exercise room; and award-winning pool and spa. 21644 Ripplemead Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland PRICE: $1,550,000 | BEDROOMS: 5 BATHROOMS: 6 | MLS: MC8113679
Custom home nestled on 3 acres. Remarkable millwork; kitchen with 6-burner gas range and Sub-Zero fridge; master bedroom and spa-inspired master bath; rec room with wet bar and wine cellar; Bluestone patio; full kitchen; pond; and spa tub. 11831 Linden Chapel Road, Clarksville, Maryland PRICE: $1,500,000 | SQUARE FEET: 5,114 | BEDROOMS: 6 BATHROOMS: 4.5 | MLS: HW8082940
Prestigious Folly Quarter is one of the most spectacular properties in all of Maryland! Fully fenced 54 acres offers a luxurious 8,000-square-foot manor house, complemented by pristine pastures, horse barns and more. 3925 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, Maryland PRICE: $10,000,000 | SQUARE FEET: 12,186 | BEDROOMS: 6 BATHROOMS: 5 full and 3 half baths | MLS: HW8137946
Luxurious touches in this stunning manor boasts landscaping; heated pool; spas; streams and waterfalls; gorgeous stonework; brick and stone; views of 3 ponds; hardwood and marble floors; exquisite moldings; and 3-zone HVAC security system. 13650 Gilbride Lane, Clarksville, Maryland PRICE: $1,900,000 | SQUARE FEET: 10,874 | BEDROOMS: 5 BATHROOMS: 5 full and 2 half baths | MLS: HW8142426
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Privacy, luxury and breathtaking harbor views in this magnificent 5-bedroom, 4-full and 2-half bath home, private 125-foot pier with a 70-foot floating dock, bulkhead and infinity spa/pool. Custom designed, offering the discerning buyer upscale seashore living. 1350 Texas Avenue, Cape May, New Jersey PRICE: $5,979,000 | SQUARE FEET: 5,500 | BEDROOMS: 5 BATHROOMS: 4 | MLS: 151694
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Incredible value for this just-built McLean mansion on 2 private acres. Embellished with intricate architectural details, this impressive estate boasts almost 18,000 square feet of elegant spaces and unsurpassed quality with ideal setting for formal and casual entertaining. 1174 Old Tolson Mill Road, McLean, Virginia PRICE: $5,950,000 | SQUARE FEET: 12,251 | BEDROOMS: 6 BATHROOMS: 7 | MLS: FX7992235
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Potomac. This European-influenced villa estate built by acclaimed Jeffco Builders is breathtaking at every turn. Ideally located on a 2-acre lot, this one-of-a-kind home presents an incredible value in today’s market. 10204 Iron Gate Road, Potomac, Maryland PRICE: $4,995,000 | BEDROOMS: 9 BATHROOMS: 10 full and 3 half baths | MLS: MC7919334
This grand Mediterranean beachfront estate offers unsurpassed views of the Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Bay and the state park. Enjoy sunrises and sunsets from this 7 en suite bedroom residence with a dramatic, open great room. 27 Hall Avenue, Indian Beach, Delaware
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A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own an in-town estate in Wesley Heights, one of Washington, D.C.’s premier neighborhoods. This residence is replete with every upgrade imaginable, including an elegant 3-story guesthouse and stunning views of the outdoors. 440 Garfield Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. PRICE: $7,500,000 | SQUARE FEET: 13,100 (12,000 LIVABLE) BEDROOMS: 9 | BATHROOMS: 10.5 | MLS: DC8111082
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This is it! Stone Harbors largest available oceanfront property. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this expansive, well-maintained, contemporary home on a 75-foot site with 110 feet of ocean frontage in the heart of Stone Harbor. Park your car and enjoy the short walk to every imaginable activity or relax on your deck overlooking the dunes, beach and ocean. 2 94th Street, Stone Harbor, New Jersey PRICE: $4,350,000 | SQUARE FEET: 3,233 | BEDROOMS: 5 BATHROOMS: 3 | MLS: 142406
Top-quality construction on an expansive corner site with quick access to beach, town and recreation. Features include: 5 bedrooms; 5 ½ baths; custom kitchen with granite countertops; poolside family room; pool and cabana; 2 open decks; and 2 covered porches, fully furnished and equipped for your enjoyment or rental investment. 8601 2nd Avenue, Stone Harbor, New Jersey PRICE: $2,325,000 | SQUARE FEET: 2,292 | BEDROOMS: 5 BATHROOMS: 5.5 | MLS: 142306
A HOME AND HORSE FARM ON CHESAPEAKE BAY ARE BUILT TO INTEGRATE WITH THE NATURAL SURROUNDINGS WHILE MAINTAINING A COZY ENVIRONMENT. W R I T T E N B Y KIM BE RLY O LSO N
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INTERIOR DESIGN Sandra Nunnerley, Sandra Nunnerley, Inc. ARCHITECTURE Bernard Wharton and Don Aitken, Shope Reno Wharton HOME BUILDER Bob Johnson and Peggy Sharp, Natelli Homes, LLC BEDROOMS 5
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More than simply a passageway, the spacious hall acts as a room in itself. A pedestal table was purchased at Newel. Opposite top: The homeownersâ€™ existing dining table is paired with custom chairs upholstered in DĂŠcor de Paris fabric. Opposite bottom: In the hallway, a horse sculpture perches atop a console from Agostino Antiques.
isitors to Crosiadore Farm, a working horse farm and residence on Maryland’s eastern shore, arrive via an allée of trees. The verdant 81-acre farm is teeming with wildlife: Seagulls glide over the water, and a
bald eagle might be spotted, as well as nesting ospreys, deer, and perhaps even the bright flash of a red fox on the move. “You eventually come around to the main house, which faces Chesapeake Bay,” says Sandra Nunnerley, the homeowners’ designer. The woman of the house is a renowned breeder of Oldenburg and Hanoverian horses for the discipline of dressage, and both she and her husband relish the outdoors. “Family and friends come down to ride and to just enjoy being in nature,” Nunnerley says. When the couple initially found the sprawling waterfront site, they wanted to build a home that was rooted in tradition, but fresh. So they hired architects Bernard Wharton and Don Aitken, who designed a traditional Shingle-style home as well as equestrian facilities. LUXE INTERIORS
Designer Sandra Nunnerley covered the living roomâ€™s custom sofas in fabric by Dessin Fournir, creating comfortable seating. A coffee table by Vaughan finishes this cozy fireside vignette. In the foreground, the Gramercy armchair from John Rosselli & Associates features a cushion clad in J. Robert Scott silk mohair.
In one corner of the living room hangs an 18th-century gouache-on-silk artwork from The Chinese Porcelain Company in New York. Draperies made using a Trend textile provide the perfect backdrop for the inherited piano illuminated by a Vaughan floor lamp. C O N T I N U E D F R O M P A G E 169
The house incorporates a rich variety of shapes and decorative elements—from elegant millwork, to dormers and elliptical windows, to a conical roof over the breakfast room with a copper finial—with every detail carefully considered. “We use a vocabulary of elements in our Shingle-style houses,” says Aitken, who worked on the project with home builder Bob Johnson and project manager Peggy Sharp. A center hall runs all the way through the home—from front to back. “When somebody arrives, it pulls them through the house,” Aitken says. Adds Nunnerley, “When you walk in the front door, you see straight through to the bay, and the room is infused with a crystalline light that is reflected off the water. That large center hall is crossed by another corridor that forms the central axis of the house.” The latter opens onto the main spaces: living, dining and breakfast rooms, which all look out to the water. LUXE INTERIORS
The family gathers for casual meals in the circular breakfast room, which looks out onto Chesapeake Bay. A round table from John Rosselli & Associates is paired with custom chairs and a Remains Lighting chandelier. The rug from Beauvais Carpets in New York follows the shape of the room and adds a dose of color.
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The couple enjoy maintaining the fine old traditions of horse breeding and sharing it with friends who visit to ride, fish, and reconnect to the countryside. So Nunnerley’s goal was to lend the look of a centuriesold home to a new estate. “It’s a very active house,” the designer says. “There are dogs; there are visitors; there’s family. It was important to
Exuding a modern country aesthetic, the kitchen features custom cabinetry designed by Shope Reno Wharton. The owners’ barstools pull up to a center island. A relaxed seating area nearby features a custom sofa covered in Elizabeth Dow’s camelcolored linen and a custom bamboo-and-cane tea table from Robert Lighton in Brooklyn.
make the rooms functional so they could actually spend time in them, but it also needed to be comfortable for conversations after a long day of riding, and for entertaining.” To that end, Nunnerley mixed some of the homeowners’ existing furnishings—such as an inherited piano and an elegant long dining table—with new finds from shopping trips to New York and Europe. And she didn’t shy away from saturated color. “The dining room’s such a beautiful space, with French doors opening up onto Chesapeake Bay,” she says. “I wanted the area to be warm and comfortable, so I punctuated it with apricot walls.” LUXE INTERIORS
The Shingle-style bayside home, designed by architects Bernard Wharton and Don Aitken, includes big wraparound porches facing the water and a range of interesting architectural shapes, from elliptical windows on the upper floor to a high-pitched conical roof over the breakfast room, topped with a copper finial.
“Family and friends come down to ride and to just enjoy being in nature.”
In the serene master bedroom, the coupleâ€™s mahogany four-poster canopy bed from Hickory Chair features a custom headboard by La Regence in fabric by Pindler & Pindler. Rose Tarlow Melrose House and Chelsea Editions fabrics grace the skirt and canopy. Christopher Spitzmiller lamps reside on custom-painted nightstands.
The wife’s study features an English chinoiserie nine-drawer desk from Gray Morell Designs in Los Angeles paired with a French wingback chair covered in rich fabric by Claremont. The late 19th-century oil-on-canvas paintings, On the Scent and On Point, are from Hyde Park Antiques. C O N T I N U E D F R O M P A G E 173
Of course, accommodations were also built for the horses, including an oak post-and-beam stable. “I have horses myself, so I love working on stables,” Aitken says. “In this case, the homeowners wanted a couple of birthing stalls, which are larger so the mares have more room. We also built an indoor riding arena.” Now that Crosiadore Farm is complete, both the horses and the humans are well accommodated. “Every space is usable,” Nunnerley says. “The living room is very comfortable, for just the couple or for a large group of people. They have a family room with a big roaring fire and television. You can take one of the boats off the dock and go out into the bay or go bird-watching. There are so many things to do. It’s such a magical place.” L LUXE INTERIORS
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tanding against a forested backdrop on a 50-acre estate, the serene Berlin, Maryland, retreat that designer Arlene Critzos was given the task of creating has all the exterior characteristics of a charming coastal New England
house: gray stone walls, dark cedar shingles, gabled detailing and a steeply pitched roof. But first impressions can be deceiving, as is
evident with a single step inside the door. “The owners wanted to walk in and say ‘wow,’ ” Critzos says of the warm, inviting interior with eye-catching details. “The entry, kitchen, living room and bar are all one large area with monumental ceiling heights and a strong architectural fireplace. The owners use this space to live and entertain, and its overall scale alone makes a statement.”
INTERIOR DESIGN Arlene Critzos, Catherine Belkov
and Joyce Pearl, Interior Concepts Inc. ARCHITECTURE Keith Iott, Iott Architecture & Engineering, Inc. HOME BUILDER Robert Purcell, Beachwood Inc. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Bryan LeCompte, Yard Designs, Inc. BEDROOMS 4
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“It was very well-thought-out,” says Keith Iott, whose dual expertise as both architect and structural engineer shows in many of the home’s aspects—including the main level’s vast interior space. “Builder Robert Purcell and I worked together to establish the big picture of spatial relationships and take advantage of the views. There’s tons of structural steel in the house, but we were able to conceal the very large structural elements, and the open space is uninterrupted by columns.” Filling the space was inspired by another mandate from the owners: to design, not decorate. “The owners are well-traveled and worldly,” says Critzos. “They’d spent years gathering ideas from around the world. We shifted, sorted and edited to get a direction going.” Pulling from their surroundings, Critzos, along with Catherine Belkov, senior director of design, and Joyce Pearl, senior residential manager, established a neutral color palette of amber, taupe, gray
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A man-made pond sets the stage for this home designed by architect Keith Iott, which includes a carriage house, left. Landscape architect Bryan LeCompte created a manicured lawn around a clamshell drive, with boxwood hedges, flowering liriope and hydrangea plantings in the center island.
The spacious kitchen includes custom cherrywood and bamboo-toned cabinetry from Wood-Mode topped with black lumiere granite counters from In Home Stone Marble & Granite. Volcanic limestone floors purchased at Davidaâ€™s Kitchen & Tiles create movement in the space.
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and clay for finishes and flooring, such as the variegated limestone that flows throughout much of the house. Against that, each room was assigned what Critzos calls a statement concept.
For the dining room, designer Arlene Critzos selected comfortable Designmaster chairs swathed in Fabricut’s striped chenille. They pull up to a custom table with a base from Wells Industries and a turquoise glass top. A chandelier from Trend Lighting illuminates the scene and provides a sculptural accent.
In the two-story living room, for example, the statement piece is a dramatic stone wall that encompasses a sculptural steel, cherrywood and etched-bronze fireplace with an integrated stand-up bar. “The stone was a guiding light, because you can see it from every vantage point,” says Critzos. “We balanced the material with comfortable, contemporary seating in livable fabrics that are easy to care for.” Case in point: A pair of warm amber sofas by Henredon and an ebony-and-walnut console are welcoming yet durable pieces.
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Apart from the living room, but in full view, is the kitchen, for which Critzos collaborated with kitchen designer Joni Zimmerman of Design Solutions. “The owners entertain a lot,” says Critzos. “We wanted it to be a social place where people could gather to cook and be together.” To that end, cherrywood and bamboo-toned cabinetry was designed to look like furniture, accentuated with glass tile backsplashes and black lumiere granite countertops. Set slightly apart, a dining room features a glass-topped table and unobstructed views to the outdoors. Other rooms in the home were designed with a bit more privacy in mind yet still possess their own statement-making qualities. The two-story library, for instance, features a custom cherrywood bookcase with ebonized panels and a rail system to allow access to upper-level shelves via a sliding ladder. A loft with glass rails
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Custom built-ins are the focal point in the twostory library, which features rich cherrywood and contrasting ebony accents. Cozy seating options include tufted leather armchairs by Theodore Alexander and chairs upholstered with charcoal ribbed chenille. A custom wool rug by Kravet and coffee table by Bernhardt ground the vignette.
A custom floating wall creates architectural interest and doubles as the master bedroom headboard while offering privacy from the secluded desk and sitting area. Table lamps by Theodore Alexander featuring pen shell shades flank an oil on canvas from Phoenix Art Group. The custom chaise is by DRNC.
The billiard room’s masculine design includes the owners’ roulette wheel converted into a table and swivel chairs by Precedent Furniture shown in dark honey flannel-like velvet. The iron-and-mango wood drinks table by Global Views keeps with the rich materials found throughout the home.
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overlooks the space. In the master suite, a freestanding custom headboard wall was designed and built to add architectural impact and separate the sleeping space from a private sitting area. Each statement-making piece creates the perfect focal point for every room and truly reinforces the home’s overall pack-a-punch theme. “The height of the walls and ceilings, and details like a floating walnut staircase that runs from the basement to the second floor, were all major challenges, but generate dramatic impact,” says Purcell. And, as Critzos concludes, “The end result came together with no surprises and a happy client.” L LUXE INTERIORS
CLASSIC TOUCH REPRISING A MUTUAL LOVE OF NEUTRAL COLOR AND NEOCLASSICAL FURNISHINGS, A CLIENT AND DESIGN TEAM REUNITE FOR A SECOND HOME IN WASHINGTON, D.C. W R I T T E N B Y SU SA N STILE S D O W E LL
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INTERIOR DESIGN Frank Babb Randolph, Frank Babb Randolph Interior Design ARCHITECTURE George Stavropoulos, AIA, George Stavropoulos & Associates P.C. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Guy Williams, ASLA, DCA Landscape Architects, Inc. BEDROOMS 4
SQUARE FEET 5,000
hen designer Frank Babb Randolph’s client—a friend of 15 years—sold the Victorian house in Georgetown he helped her renovate and furnish, she soon asked him, “Can we get together and
find another?” She was hopeful their collaboration could be resurrected around the antiques and neutral color palette that he had initially conjured for that home. As the president and CEO of an information services company, the owner desired an elegant space for entertaining. As a remarried mother of a now combined family of three boys and two dogs, she required practicality. She also wanted Randolph to weigh in on the houses she and her husband were vetting. “Frank and I see eye-to-eye,” she says. “We met in the mid-1990s at an antiques shop over an impromptu discussion about the patina on a mirror we both loved. I asked him to come see the Victorian I was redoing. He came; that was it: my designer for life.”
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Designer Frank Babb Randolph’s neutral color scheme explodes in the living room, as seen in David Iatesta’s Tivoli bench upholstered in Elizabeth Benefield’s Lyme Foil linen. French vintage tables pair with FBR Custom chairs covered in gaufrage velvet. Left: The living room’s mirrored and slate-topped cabinet from John Rosselli & Associates is bordered by FBR Custom Klismos chairs.
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Randolph paired his clientâ€™s vintage dining table with mahogany chairs custom-painted with silver detailing on the swan head stiles. A contemporary work by Charlotte Culot from Art Cabinet Nantucket hangs above an elegant Niermann Weeks console.
In the family room, Randolph’s neutral color palette sets off the patina of a French 1930s Art Deco table. The FBR Custom club chair is covered in Cowtan & Tout fabric and resides next to a metal drinks table from Niermann Weeks. Another painting by Culot graces the wall.
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Among the offerings the couple showed Randolph was a house with classical styling in a quiet park-like neighborhood just outside Georgetown. Built in 1994, it had a stucco exterior with a plain yet well-proportioned presentation that reminded the clients of a European home. Randolph recognized elements of the Palladian style from studying classical architecture in Italy. He also saw how some deft changes could streamline the look. “I suggested they buy the house and tinker with its interior elements,” recalls Randolph. “The project’s latent classicism was right up my alley: big rooms and good proportions; an enfilade from a wide front hall to the rear of the house; and lots of light from big windows.” Adds landscape architect Guy Williams, “The garden design and plantings directly reflect the classic architecture of the home. We defined the front entry courtyard with cobblestone and brought in the large linden trees to create an aerial hedge along the street. The owner is very fond of Belgian gardens, so we developed more of a European-style courtyard.”
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Sunlight through new French doors on the west side of the house floods the first-floor family room, where a B&B Italia sofa is upholstered in Perennials fabric from Hines & Company. The vibrant pillow textiles by China Seas and a coffee table from Janus et Cie add texture to the space.
Between the kitchen and family room is a breakfast area architect George Stavropoulos renovated by eliminating columns that had originally set it apart. A Niermann Weeks pedestal table is paired with chairs by Bobby McAlpine for Lee Industries, from American Eye, wrapped in Perennialsâ€™ Gee Whiz fabric.
Above: Stavropoulos helped the clients design a larger kitchen, which features custom cabinetry by the architect from Baker & Kerr inset with triplestep molding and hardware by Linnea for a plain Shaker-style look. Left: Another Niermann Weeks console in the dining room showcases a collection of 19th-century silver-plated candlesticks.
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Anticipating Randolph’s changes was architect George Stavropoulos, who had also worked on the wife’s previous home. He renovated the kitchen and bathrooms and eliminated architectural elements obscuring the fundamental classicism of the internal layout. “I reinforced the ceiling across the back of the house in order to remove a columned half-wall enclosure between the kitchen and family room,” he says. The new completely open breakfast area retains its place as the focal point in a bay of French doors, but it is now minimally defined by Randolph’s graceful pairing of a garden-like pedestal table and slipcovered chairs. Taking the home’s due east-west exposure into account, Stavropoulos crafted full-height replacement French doors with narrow sashes for the west side. Interior door heights were also raised 18 inches to maximize LUXE INTERIORS
Set above David Iatesta’s Deux Plateau table in the master bedroom is a color-grid painting by the homeowner’s friend. Randolph matched linens from Abrielle to a headboard he had made from Colefax and Fowler fabric. The vintage columnar lamp is from David Bell Antiques.
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the light’s reach. Randolph then went about reassigning furniture from the client’s former home. He refurbished some of his custom seating with new indoor-outdoor upholstery for durability and extended the pale hues throughout. Select pieces of mahogany furniture present a counterpoint to the muted palette. Although not a lover of “brown wood,” says Randolph about traditional mahogany pieces, he favors “the contrasting punctuations of color and sculptural form” they offer in his design. Today, the clients couldn’t be happier in their new abode. And it was an easy task, thanks to being on the same page as Randolph with their like-minded approach to design. “I never had to give them more than two fabric choices,” says Randolph. “We were just that in sync.” L
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The master bedroomâ€™s hue was chosen for its serenity. The dresser and chair, both from Tone on Tone, are 19th-century Swedish antiques, and the club chair is an FBR Custom piece. David Iatestaâ€™s bench from Holly Hunt features Groves Bros. fabric and a lively Wolf Kahn oil painting hangs over the dresser.
INTERIOR DESIGN Sandra Lucas, Lucas/Eilers Design Associates, LLP ARCHITECTURE Bulent A. Baydar and Gregory L. Palmer, Harrison Design Associates HOME BUILDER Richard Ellis, Mitch Racoosin and Stephen Yeonas Jr., Artisan Builders LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Charles L. Owen, Fine Landscapes Ltd. BEDROOMS 5
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t’s a tall order by any measure: Build a Texas-size house in a Washington, D.C., suburb that doesn’t look or feel big, and give it the old-world styling of a French château that’s flooded with light. Such was the task for the team commissioned by a
Houston couple who moved to the D.C. area and chose to build their permanent home in nearby McLean. “They had lived all over the world, due to the husband’s position as president of an international corporation, and desired a house that would resemble a country estate with European influences,” says Sandra Lucas, a Houston interior designer who had fashioned three other homes for the couple. “Everything came together in this house,” says Lucas, owing in large part to the talents assembled to create it. With the designer on board, the owners turned to Stephen Yeonas Jr., who helmed the build and whose firm also sold them their land. Yeonas—who worked on the project alongside partners Richard Ellis and Mitch Racoosin—then called upon
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Left: In the living room, an Edward Ferrell sofa joins armchairs covered in Fortuny fabric; a Niermann Weeks lamp centers draperies made of Holland & Sherry fabric. Opposite top: A Paris antiques trip yielded the living roomâ€™s fireplace mantel. Opposite bottom: The same buying trip provided wood doors that lead into the study.
Hopeâ€™s Windowsâ€™ steel doors flood the dining room with light. A custom Matt Camron rug and chairs clad in Manuel Canovas fabric brighten the Sheraton dining table positioned under chandeliers by David Iatesta. Opposite: Interior designer Sandra Lucas commissioned the David Bradstreet Wiggins painting in the gallery.
It took 12 men to hoist the reclaimed beams into place in the kitchen and adjoining great room. An antique inspired the custom lanterns, and the vintage fireback from 2 Lucyâ€™s in Houston accents the cooktop. Custom barstools from George Cameron Nash feature Edelman Leather hides and pull up to countertops from GLB Tile & Marble Co.
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architect Bulent A. Baydar and introduced the owners to landscape designer Charles L. Owen, who is known for his French-influenced style. “It was this great collaboration,” the wife says of their ability to translate her ideas. “We had a good program for the spaces and services we wanted in the house and had strong ideas about the style we desired, particularly in the areas where we spend a lot of time.” Baydar, who worked with architect Gregory L. Palmer on the home, began the process by showing the owners several pictures of châteaus in France’s Dordogne River Valley region—the residences are notable for their pale stone walls and dark slate roofs. “The couple just went for it,” Baydar says, approving an exterior design that reads as a casual French country house, but with an interior that’s “a little more formalized.” To that end, Lucas specified details such as hand-scraped parquet floors, coffered ceilings, hand-painted finishes and elegant custom light fixtures that hang from groin-vaulted galleries. In addition, the designer lightened the feel everywhere by eliminating window casings and door moldings. Baydar then designed intimate spaces connected by vestibules, anterooms and galleries. “The house slowly reveals itself as you’re walking through— you want every aspect of the home to have its own feel, its own shape, so it’s not all thrown at you at once.” That’s why details were so important in each space—inside and out. Some of the most notable ones came from a Paris trip that included Lucas, Owen, Racoosin and the wife.
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The demilune desk in the study is a repurposed wine tasting table. A painting by Bruce Brainard hangs above the fireplace, which is flanked by Hancock & Moore armchairs. Opposite: Warnock Studios stenciled the entryâ€™s wall with a bronze metallic leaf pattern. Lucas had the console made from antique marble pedestal bases.
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During this trip, Owen, who grew up in France and speaks fluent French, selected an octagonal Provençale fountain for the rear of the house to anchor a classic parterre garden of boxwoods and ground cover in alternating colors. He also chose antique gates that visitors step through to go out back. “The garden is set up to lure one into the space, and we took special care to create privacy but still invite a sense of intrigue as one comes through the gates,” explains Owen. “We wanted the outside of the home to relate to the inside and have a seamless integration that doesn’t just abruptly end when outdoors.” Racoosin, meanwhile, scoured flea markets with Lucas and her client, looking for antique doors and fireplaces with their set of plans in hand. He helped the women figure out where the materials could go and made sure their measurements were conveyed back to the construction site. “Mitch has this architectural bent, so he really brought a lot to the party,” the wife says. 210 L U X E I N T E R I O R S
The Formations chandeliers in the master bedroom complement the headboard, which Lucas had made using an oak architectural fragment as a crown. The hand-screened draperies by Arena Design add flair to the subtle bedding by Leontine Linens. A custom rug from Carpet Impressions imparts dimension.
An antique Louis Philippe commode with an ebonized top and feet stands at the corner of the galleries leading in from the entry and going down toward the kitchen and great room. The ownersâ€™ collection of antique maps hangs on the wall illuminated by a lamp from Carl Moore Antiques in Houston.
A loggia underneath the homeâ€™s expansive terrace and outdoor kitchen looks out toward a French-style garden and fountain. The square-cut fieldstone on most of homeâ€™s exterior was sourced from western Maryland. Tables from Joyce Horn Antiques and cozy seating by Lee Industries invite relaxation.
A poolside bathroom provides storage, while a sliding louvered door offers privacy for the water closet and shower. The vessel sink—with a wall-mounted faucet from Rocky Mountain Hardware—is affixed to a Restoration Hardware console. C O N T I N U E D F R O M P A G E 210
As they considered each piece, she adds, “we’d be on the phone, standing in Paris, talking to the superintendent on the job.” In all, they purchased four fireplace mantels, five sets of doors and several major pieces of furniture, which give age, distinction and a timeless quality to the new home. In the end, the homeowners were pleased with their new dwelling that is filled with rich history, and Yeonas applauds the work of everyone involved. “I’m blown away by the level of detail in the architecture and interior design,” he says. Adds Lucas, “I love the finished product of this home. I see the client’s personality throughout the spaces and am reminded of the great experience of working with this talented team.” L LUXE INTERIORS
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ARCHITECTURE Iott Architecture & Engineering, Inc. Salisbury, MD 410.749.7229
BEDDING Lowell E. Braun & Co. New York, NY 212.838.0650
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ARCHITECTURE Harrison Design Associates Washington, D.C. 202.733.1479 HOME BUILDER Artisan Builders McLean, VA 703.883.0202
BREAKFAST AREA CHAIRS Bobby McAlpine for Lee Industries American Eye Washington, D.C. 202.554.5744
INTERIOR DESIGN Lucas/Eilers Design Associates, LLP Houston, TX 713.784.9423
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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Fine Landscapes Ltd. Sterling, VA 703.421.7441
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LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION Landscape Projects, Inc. Bethesda, MD 301.652.8844
LIVING ROOM ROUND TABLES S&L Designs Ellouise Abbott Showroom Houston, TX 713.626.5915
A R C H I T E C T U R E George Stavropoulos & Associates P.C.
A R C H I T E C T U R E Harrison Design Associates
I N T E R I O R D E S I G N Frank Babb Randolph Interior Design
H O M E B U I L D E R Artisan Builders
L A N D S CA P E A R C H I T E C T U R E DCA Landscape Architects, Inc.
I N T E R I O R D E S I G N Lucas/Eilers Design Associates, LLP L A N D S CA P E A R C H I T E C T U R E Fine Landscapes Ltd.
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Formerly a 1961 Williamsburg Cape, this total house transformation added all the comforts of a modern home, including a family foyer, master suite and chef-quality kitchen, complete with walk-in-pantry and comfortable outdoor space.
Adding 10 extra feet on the rear of this house made all the difference in the function and beauty of the home. A renovated gourmet kitchen is accentuated by the fantastic, new eating area flooded by natural light.
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This McLean, Virginia, split-level home was transformed into a Tuscan treasure by completely refurbishing the floor plans and adding the needed space. The rear elevation, shown above, reveals how multiple roof lines create form and function in this renovated home. Photography by Gummerson Photography
“We would definitely call Bowers for our next design/build project. We honestly enjoyed every step of the process and ended up with a home that we absolutely love.”
–JEFF AND ANN, HOMEOWNERS
The addition of this sunroom to a traditional-styled home has given the homeowners views of the sunrise and sunset. This “getaway” space, with floor-to-ceiling windows, has become the favorite room in the house.
The wooded setting around this home is beautiful. The new, modern kitchen and floor-to-ceiling glass exterior walls accentuate the ability to appreciate the beauty of the encompassing nature.
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OFFICINE GULLO USA 800.781.7125 officinegullousa.com
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SAMAD 888.726.2393 samad.com
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B&B ITALIA 800.872.1697 bebitalia.com BERNHARDT bernhardt.com
FLEETWOOD WINDOWS & DOORS 1 Fleetwood Way Corona, California | 800.736.7363 fleetwoodusa.com/luxe
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LACANTINA DOORS 888.730.3898 lacantinadoors.com
BRIGHT CHAIR 888.524.5997 brightchair.com
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PARIS CERAMICS parisceramicsusa.com
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LISA TAYLOR DESIGNS lisataylordesigns.com
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BRAD WEESNER DESIGN 410.662.6300 bradweesnerdesign.com
GRAHAM LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE grahamlandarch.com
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ANTOLINI LUIGI antoliniprecioustone.com
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new morning glory home. In April, MRA Custom Homes invited friends, colleagues and clients to celebrate their new custom home project in Paradise Valley. Guests enjoyed an incredible evening of lively conversation and cocktails as they toured this elegant new home. The event was co-sponsored by Luxe Interiors + Design, Sub Zero Wolf and Arizona Wholesale Supply Co.
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new morning glory home. In April, MRA Custom Homes invited friends, colleagues and clients to celebrate their new custom home project in Paradise Valley. Guests enjoyed an incredible evening of lively conversation and cocktails as they toured this elegant new home. The event was co-sponsored by Luxe Interiors + Design, Sub Zero Wolf and Arizona Wholesale Supply Co.
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